Lab Members

Jesse Bloom

Jesse Bloom

Title: Principal Investigator

B.S. in Biochemistry, University of Chicago
MPhil in Theoretical Chemistry, Cambridge
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Caltech
Postdoc in Biology, Caltech
Originally from Corvallis, Montana

Alistair Russell

Alistair Russell

Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

B.A. in Biology, Cornell University Ph.D. in Microbiology, University of Washington
Originally from Ithaca, New York

Shirleen Soh

Shirleen Soh

Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

A.B. in Biology, Harvard College
Ph.D. in Biology, MIT
Originally from Singapore

Jeremy Roop

Jeremy Roop

Title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Joint advised by Julie Overbaugh
B.A. in Biology and English, Colorado College
Ph.D. in Microbiology, UC Berkeley
Originally from Stockton, New Jersey

Katherine Xue

Katherine Xue

Title: Graduate Student
Email: ksxue@uw.edu

UW Genome Sciences Program; joint advised by Josh Akey
A.B. in Chemical and Physical Biology, Harvard University
Originally from Knoxville, Tennessee

Adam Dingens

Adam Dingens

Title: Graduate Student

UW Molecular and Cellular Biology Program & Epidemiology Concurrent Program; joint advised by Julie Overbaugh
B.A. in Microbiology, University of Michigan
Originally from Corunna, Michigan

Juhye Lee

Juhye Lee

Title: Graduate Student

UW Medical Scientist Training Program 
UW Genome Sciences Program
B.S. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Rice University
Originally from Mountain View, California

David Bacsik

David Bacsik

Title: Graduate Student

UW Medical Scientist Training Program
UW Genome Sciences Program
B.A. in Biology from New College of Florida
Originally from Cambridge, Wisconsin

Danny Lawrence

Danny Lawrence

Title: Graduate Student
Email: djpl@uw.edu

UW Medical Scientist Training Program
UW Genome Sciences Program
B.A. in Molecular Biology from Pomona College
Originally from San Diego, California

Sarah Hilton

Sarah Hilton

Title: Graduate Student

UW Genome Sciences Program
B.S. in Biology and Statistics, George Washington University
Originally from Groton, MA

Allison Greaney

Allison Greaney

Title: Graduate Student

UW Medical Scientist Training Program
UW Genome Sciences Program
B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
Originally from Castro Valley, CA

Kate Dusenbury

Kate Dusenbury

Title: Graduate Student

UW Medical Scientist Training Program
UW Genome Sciences Program
B.A. in Biology from Williams College
Originally from Grand Junction, Colorado

Caelan Radford

Caelan Radford

Title: Graduate Student
Email: caelan@uw.edu

UW Molecular and Cellular Biology Program

B.S. in Biology, Georgia Tech
Originally from Powder Springs, Georgia

Lauren Gentles

Lauren Gentles

Title: Graduate Student

UW Microbiology Program

B.S. in Biology, University of Arkansas
Originally from Hot Springs, Arkansas

Phil Burke

Phil Burke

Title: Graduate Student

UW Microbiology Program; joint advised by Rasi Subramaniam
B.S. in Genetics, University of New Hampshire
Originally from Lancaster, New Hampshire

Ashley Sobel Leonard

Ashley Sobel Leonard

Title: Medical Resident

University of Washington, Pediatrics
B.S. in Chemistry, Duke University
M.D., Duke University
Ph.D. in Biology, Duke University
Originally from Phoenix, Arizona

Cameron Meikle

Cameron Meikle

Title: Undergraduate

Studying Biology, Carleton College
Originally from Hamilton, Montana

Jonathan Mah

Jonathan Mah

Title: Undergraduate
Email: jonmah@uw.edu

Studying Applied & Computational Mathematical Sciences, Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Washington
Originally from Lynwood, Washington

William Fowler

William Fowler

Title: Undergraduate

Studying Biochemistry, University of Washington
Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina

Keara Malone

Keara Malone

Title: Undergraduate

Studying Cellular & Molecular Biology and French, Austin College
Originally from Nacogdoches, Texas


Former Lab Members

Postdocs

  • Orr Ashenberg: postdoc from 2013-2017, now a Computational Biologist at the Klarman Cell Observatory of the Broad Institute
  • Bargavi Thyagarajan: postdoc from 2011-2014, now a scientific officer at the HIV Vaccine Enterprise

Graduate students

  • Heather Machkovech: graduate student (Genome Sciences program) was a full-time lab member from 2014-2018. Now completing the MD portion of her dual degree.
  • Hugh Haddox: graduate student (MCB program) who was a full-time lab member from 2013-2017. Now he is a postdoc with David Baker at the University of Washington.
  • Mike Doud: MD/PhD student (Genome Sciences Program) who was full-time lab member from 2013-2017. Now completing the MD portion of his dual degree.
  • Katie Hooper: graduate student (MCB program) who was a full-time lab member from 2012-2015. Now a scientist at bluebird bio.

Lab staff

  • Ian Gong: research technician and lab manager, 2011-2014

Postbacs

  • Rachel Eguia: SURP postbac from 2017-2018, now a graduate student at Johns Hopkins.

Undergraduates

  • Noah Cassidy: 2017-2018. Now a technician in Julie Overbaugh's lab.
  • Jacob Kowalsky: 2016-2018. Now a technician in the David Fredricks lab.
  • Alexandria Wilson: 2017. Currently completing her undergrad degree at Oregon State.
  • Jai Padmakumar: 2014-2016. Currently a graduate student in MIT's Microbiology program.
  • Lessane Ketema: 2016 
  • Alec Heckert: 2014-2015. Currently a graduate student in Berkeley's MCB program.
  • Khrystyna Dilai: 2014. Currently a graduate student in the University of Washington's Genome Sciences program.
  • Kendra Ferrier: 2014
  • Brandon Pratt: 2014
  • Donna Leet: 2012-2013. Currently a medical student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences Technology program.
  • Ari Kaufman: 2013
  • Sam Schetterer: 2011-2012

High-school students

  • Libanos Redda: 2012